Originally posted by Chris Cuilla
What is that supposed to mean (or imply)?
Who are you and why can't you make a simple equation?
How many such stories happen daily that the American media are either forced to keep from the people (by overt or covert coercion, threat of boycott etc) or choose to keep from us out of ideological reasons (Sinclair Broadcasting, FOX etc)? Why is it the that people most directly involved in the War besides those actually there get the least information about what it is they are doing there?
Its realy simple: because if we knew the reality of what goes on then we would demand real reasons and real responsibility from our 'leaders'.
This sort of tragedy also is a result of terrible military planning: invading and occupying a country that in no way holds the same ettiquettes and customs as you without any real introduction to the troops on how that culture differs from yours . . . . a culture that takes its sense of propriety very seriously . . .
How did they prepare the future occupation forces?
by giving them a four-five page hand out that delineated some very basic cliches about the Arab world and history
and what the hell are they doing trying to stop a car at dusk using nothing but hand signals!!!
Has it never crossed their minds that people may be looking at the road or may have a car full of screaming children?!?!
Are they trying to both hide from potential bombers while sneeking up on drivers?
How many such stories have I read about?
Too many . . .
Now that I have a child nothing is more horrendous than to see images like those in this story . . . nothing!!!!
Bush should go to jail for this lie-based inncessant catastrophe!!!!
What are the American people putting up with this?!?!